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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man pulled over by a state trooper in Onslow County this week turned out to be wanted for murder in Georgia. And he may have hidden a gun in a very unusual place.

Investigators say Tpr. Scott Merritt arrested Michael Leon Ward, 22, Monday for impaired driving and other offenses. Merritt brought Ward to the Onslow County Detention Center, where Ward was strip searched before being booked in. Investigators say during the arrest and booking process, Ward used another person’s identity.

Tuesday detention officers found a handgun in Ward’s jail cell. After that detectives figured out who Ward really was. A check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed that Ward was entered by the Atlanta Police Department for a homicide back in October.

Investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office are assisting the Atlanta Police Department with their investigation.

Ward is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center without bond pending extradition to Georgia on the murder charge.

Today, Ward was taken to the hospital for possible injuries that may have occurred to his rectum, where it is believed Ward may have concealed the .38 caliber, six-inch barrel revolver. The gun was not loaded. However, the gun was test fired by the OCSO CSI to determine its functionality and it was in operational condition.

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14 Comments on "Murder suspect arrested; may have hidden gun in rectum"

2015 years 8 months ago

to pull that trick off, he must have been in prison before.

2015 years 8 months ago

…to scale down to a derringer or something. Geeez, that had to hurt! Damage to his rectum? Dang near killtum!!! I shake my head on this one…

2015 years 8 months ago

What makes me mad about this is, the taxpayers have to pay the bill for this idiot to go to the hospital and get checked for possible injuries to his rectum.

2015 years 8 months ago

I don’t get it…when would he have had the opportunity to cram it up there? If he was driving down the road and got pulled over, was it while he was waiting for the officer to approach his vehicle? Or maybe when the officer was checking his license? Seems like the officer would have noticed A LOT of squirming coming from the driver seat. But please don’t tell me he was randomly driving around, from state to state, with the gun “tucked away”…

2015 years 8 months ago

He must be getting ready for his new cellmate.

2015 years 8 months ago

…..I’ll take a swing at it.

Wow, what an a$$hole!

2015 years 8 months ago

Nothing like shooting the *hit LOL

Ain't That Some Sh*t?
2015 years 8 months ago

I’m sorry, but this is hilarious. That is a full size revolver.

2015 years 8 months ago

The title of the article says: “Murder suspect arrested; may have hidden gun in rectum”.

My first thought is “MAY HAVE”? I mean who else would this guy trust to stick a gun up his butt? Of course as dumb an idea as that was, I guess he would probably trust Bubbah to put it up there for him.

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2015 years 8 months ago

HOLY CRAP ! I haven’t laughed this hard in ages. Dont sneeze. There is so much I could say about this but I will hold it in.

2015 years 8 months ago

Boy, that new holster I got is a real pain in the butt.

2015 years 8 months ago

Score! You are the winner.

2015 years 8 months ago

…the junior man in CSI…..

swift justice
2015 years 8 months ago

How did this BIG BUTT drive his car with a 10 inch gun stuck up there?
Surely his new cellmate will welcome him with open arms. LOL
Pity the person who had to remove it….YUCKY!!!!!!


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